Scarabee Aviation Group, designs, produces, and delivers products and services to airports across the world to smoothen the passenger journey through Airports. Scarabee has offices in Europe, the USA, and Japan. The head office is situated in Hoofddorp very near to Schiphol.


Examples of products are security lanes (for passengers and their luggage) and bagdrops (for self-service check-in of big, non-cabin luggage). Next to this Scarabee develops and maintains software for luggage control systems (BCS) and last but not least Scarabee has a 24/7 service and a maintenance division.


In July 2019, the Japanese and listed Daifuku has acquired Scarabee. Daifuku is a world leader in material handling with different business streams of which “Airports” is one.




The overall purpose of the role, in close cooperation with the CEO:

  • To provide the leadership (in cooperation with the CEO), strategic development and profitable growth of Scarabee and also the wider Daifuku Airport business
  • To ensure the strategy is delivered through the development of a strong team that creates market-leading solutions and can commercialize these professionally and profitably to ensure the business becomes a global leader in its chosen market verticals and geographies
  • Responsibilities include ensuring a strong commercial and governance framework to ensure the objectives as agreed with the board of directors are achieved and exceeded
  • The right candidate will have a strong global ATI experience, be commercially strong, and have project experience on complex integration implementations and is used to work in demanding Corporate Structures


Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • The CFO shall provide both operational and professional leadership for SAG
  • The position is responsible for the overall accounting, credit/risk management, business finance dashboards, tax areas, budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting and reporting.
  • The CFO shall exhibit strong business acumen, executive leadership, management, analytical, and strategic thinking skills to support the business of SAG
  • The CFO provides the consolidated overall view of the SAG group and will on a very regular base be aligned with SAG’s subsidiaries and Daifuku’s HQ
  • The CFO reports directly to the Dutch CEO and has a reporting relationship to the mother company Daifuku Corporation


Personal Profile


Experience and Education

  • Relevant Master’s Degree. Preferably an additional Post Master’s degree RA/ RC /CMA
  • 12 to 15 years of relevant international experience (Industry, Service and Maintenance Project Organizations)
  • Proven track record in a CFO (Director Finance) or equivalent position
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Fact-based, process minded
  • Result-driven
  • Stakeholder management, both internal/external, hands on mentality
  • Both strategic mind-set as well as pragmatic & entrepreneurial approach
  • Experience in change management
  • Energetic and communicative personality
  • Getting things done mentality
  • Coaching spirit towards the finance team
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Willing to travel internationally regularly


The offer

This is an attractive position not only due to the dynamic, international atmosphere within the company. A lot needs to happen, and there is great scope for the successful candidate to take a solid yet entrepreneurial/inspirational approach.

Success in this role will mean making a visible difference to the success of SAG. Finally, an attractive salary is offered. The exact salary depends on the candidate’s current salary level.



Lyncwise Executive Search & Interim in Hilversum has been given the exclusive assignment to fill this vacant position. After an interview with Joost Ouwerkerk and/or Wendy Witteveen from Lyncwise, it is decided which candidates to nominate. Scarabee Aviation Group decides which candidates are going to be invited for a first interview. An assessment and reference check can be part of the procedure.



Joost Ouwerkerk

Executive search specialist in Industrie & Handel


Joost is mede-oprichter van Lyncwise. Hij is vakman en trusted advisor, die dagelijks werk maakt van het verbinden van mensen en organisaties. Het gericht toewerken naar de ‘stip op de horizon’ is wat hem drijft. Hij zet zijn kennis en ervaring in bij mkb-, familie- en private equity-bedrijven. Posities: commercie, operations en finance. Klanten merken vaak op dat Joost ‘echt bij hen past’. Dat komt door zijn persoonlijke en professionele aanpak. En ook heel fijn in dit vak: hij ‘leest’ mensen goed en beschrijft ze in essentie.


Joost Ouwerkerk
Partner bij Lyncwise Executive Search & Interim Management
Bergweg 40, Hilversum
+31 6 290 038 95
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Wendy Witteveen

Executive search specialist in  IT (Hard-, Software) & Consumer Products


Als mede oprichter met haar ondernemende instelling is Wendy op ieder niveau een goede coachende gesprekspartner. Het leggen van verbindingen is voor haar een tweede natuur. Binnen het Lyncwise team is zij van grote waarde als doortastende senior consultant voor IT- & commerciële sales en marketing specialisten. Behalve een doener, regelaar en coach is ze ook een challenger en energizer. Ze is bovendien een goede netwerker.  Winnende combinaties van ambities en talent tot stand brengen, is een van de drijfveren waar deze bourgondische duizendpoot haar tomeloze energie aan ontleent.


Wendy Witteveen
Partner bij Lyncwise Executive Search & Interim Management
Bergweg 40, Hilversum
+31 6 460 340 12
Linked-In profiel van Wendy

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